family vacations, or retire just a little bit earlier. but washington is standing in their way. the fundamental question that this congress needs to answer is whether washington should take more than it already does from these hardworking, tax-paying americans. the answer, of course, is no. washington doesn't tax too little, it spends too much. one would hope that since the last congress raised tacks to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff, everyone's attention now would turn to our biggest fiscal problem, the out of control spending, now 24% of our gross domestic product and the explosive growth of entitlements and interest on the debt adding to our more than $16 trillion national debt and pushing us up against the debt ceiling. but remarkably, president obama is now calling for even more taxes, more spending, and more borrowing in return for any future spending controls.